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♪ happening now -- the truce takes hold in gaza. the second day of the temporary cease-fire between hamas and israel holding for now. but what is the status of the peace discussions? we're live with the latest developments. the u.s. general assassinated in afghanistan. an insider attack, catching victims by surprise. the ambush raising new concerns this morning over the safety of our troops in america overseas. we'll take you live with the very latest on that as well. ebola outbreak. the second infected american now back in the united states being
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treated with an experimental drug, this, as the virus rages across africa. we'll tell you what is being done to stop this. good morning, everyone. great to see you today. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm poppy harlow in for christine romans. it's 4:00 a.m. here, we welcome viewers both in the united states and around the word. up new this morning, peace, and the second day, all is pretty quiet between israel and hamas. the people of gaza emerging from the ruins with israeli troops gone from the ground there. the tricky part now try to make this last. talks to build a lasting peace seem to get started in cairo. let's go straight to john vause live in gaza for us this morning. john, let's begin with this. what is it like today? it's pretty stunning to see the images emerging, people coming out of the shelters, coming into the markets, getting food.
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going into their homes, trying to see their homes, many of them destroyed. >> reporter: yeah, poppy, absolutely. you say it's peaceful between israel and hamas. it's not exactly peaceful right now. in fact, just a short time ago there was a funeral here down the main roads for a senior leader militant group islamic jihad. there was the sound of gunfire in the air as they passed by us here. now heading east towards gaza city. here with israel's military offensive on hold, they're essentially burying their dead be it senior military commanders or those trapped beneath the rubble underneath the debris of homes. everyone here, though, keeping a close eye on what's happening in cairo, hoping maybe this cease-fire may turn into something more permanent. but in the meantime, they're dealing with pretty big problems. we know that the big issue is now getting electricity back on.
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israel is reportedly working on repairing those transmission lines which supply most of gaza with electricity. they were damaged last month. and last month, gaza's only power plant took a direct hit. this territory here, 1.7 million people have been without power for a week now and that's a big problem, especially at the hospital being powered by generators trying to treat thousands wounded. aid is coming across the border from israel. the u.n. and red cross bringing in temporary housing. parentally, 10,000 homes have either been damaged or destroyed. they're shipping in medicals and other supplies. and trying to repair the water pipes, as well as sanitation systems here, too. they have been badly damage. any talk of rebuilding in the longer term, that's pretty much on hold. they're waiting to see what comes out of those negotiations in cairo. >> that's exactly what i wanted to ask you, you got palestinian
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representatives. they got there over the weekend. you got an israeli delegation on its way or already there. interestingly, though, the united states not represented in these peace talks. what are we expecting to happen? and in terms of the u.s. role, is it pretty nil at this point? >> reporter: yeah, look, as far as i understand, we have a delegation there now from gaza. and that's significant because it's pretty hard to have negotiations with hamas, without representatives there, directly from gaza. there are other representatives from hamas. but they live in other arab countries. so it's important to have the delegation from gaza. they managed to cross over the rafah border into egypt yesterday. so they are there. they will be talking indirectly with the israelis as to the american presence there, i'm not entirely sure how that is working out. but at least you do have the israelis there. you have the gaza representatives there. we're told, the list by hamas, it's long. and israelis are likely to agree
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to most of it. one of its demands, they want the airport reopened back. it's pretty unlikely it's ever going to happen but they do want the borders reopened. and there does seem to be a growing sense there does seem to be an easing over the past several years if there is long-term political solution here. for israel, though, pretty much true to demands. they don't want hamas to rearm. in the long term, they want gaza could be demilitarized. to make sure gaza is demilitarized, that's the tricky part and even if there is an agreement, making it stick is even harder, poppy. >> let's hope they can reach some agreement. it's been relative calm there. appreciate the update, john. thank you. five minutes past the hour how. a two-star g killed in afghanistan is the highest ranking officer to die in a war
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zone. dr. harold green gunned down in kabul by a plan believed to be an afghan shoulder. more than a dozen soldiers were wounded, many of them americans. despite this incident, u.s. forces insist afghan forces are ready to take over security for themselves. >> the afghan national security forces continue to perform at a very strong level of competence and confidence. and warfare capability. they have had a good year, securing not one but two national elections. >> anna cornyn is tracking the latest developments from hong kong this morning, anna, what a blow? >> yeah, absolutely, john, because as we know, the u.s. is just months away from pulling out of afghanistan, yes, they will leave a residual force of 10,000 troops but the majority of american soldiers will be out of afghanistan by the end of this year which is why the death of major general harold green comes as you say as such a blow.
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55 years old. the highest ranking u.s. officer to be killed in afghanistan. he and other senior u.s. and coalition forces were visiting this military academy on the outskirts of kabul when this afghan soldier opened fire with a machine gun from a window of a nearby building, spraying the group with bullets, killing major general green and injuring at least 15 other soldiers. now, obviously, forces returned fire killing that afghan soldier, immediately interestingly enough, john, he's not an insurgent. officials have said he's an afghan soldier. he's been with the afghan military for some time and he went through the vetting process. you have to remember back in 2012 there was a space of green on blue attacks in which dozens of coalition forces were killed. so as a result there was a real crackdown in that vetting process, making it much tougher, much tighter so as to weed out
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the taliban and insurgent plots and sympathizers. the taliban have come out and said they were not responsible for this attack, but they consider that soldier to be a hero. as to the family of major general green they're obviously heartbroken and devastated. let's have a listen to what army lieutenant what nita chain has to say on baffle the family. >> he really believed in what he was doing over there and proud to serve. the family has asked that i pass along that they believe the area as well as afghanistan and america has lost a true hero. >> more than 2,300 u.s. forces have died in what is america's longest war, they've been in afghanistan for 13 years. as i mentioned, the majority of troops will be pulling out at the end of this year, there will be a residual force of 10,000 troops who will stay on to train
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and assist afghan forces. john, as we know, despite what the rear admiral had to say before i began, there are great concerns as to whether the afghan forces can stand on their own two feet. fight off the taliban. fight off the insurgents which are making ground every single day. there's real concern that once u.s. forces leave that taliban will take hold and that afghanistan will once again become a safe haven for terrorists. >> and that's the big picture question here. our hearts go out to the families of general green. a man known for keeping his head down and doing his job. anna coren covering that for us, thanks so much. nancy writebol airlifted out of liberia and admitted to emre are hospital in atlanta. she's been treated in that same isolation ward as dr. kent brantly. her family is hopeful that she will pull through. we get more from our chief
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medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. >> reporter: well, the family of the second patient infected with ebola feels they now has a chance. she was medevaced out of monrovia, and she was quite sick a couple days prior. i want you to listen to how her husband described the situation. >> a week ago, he said, we were thinking about the possible funeral arrangements. yet, we kept our faith. now, we have a real reason fob hopeful. >> reporter: now, part of that hope may come in the form of this experimental therapy she received. it's something known as zmapp. it's an monochromal antibody. she received the first dose in liberia. the first dose didn't have such an dramatic impact as her
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colleague dr. kent brantly but the second dose made it actually stable enough to let her fly here. the doctors are going to assess just how much damage, how much of an impact all of this has had on her body. assess her heart, her lungs, her kidney, her liver. and she is going to get the third of those three doses of that zmapp on wednesday. that's according to emory hospital doctors in consultation with the mih and the fda. doctors here are pretty optimistic about her recovery overall. she's expected to see her family. many of her family haven't seen her in some time. when they do get a chance to see her, it's going to be through this glass wall because she's in isolation. they'll be able to see her and talk to her because she'll have an intercom and phone in her room. we'll have more details and as
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we get them, we'll bring them to you. having such a global impact, british airways becoming the second airline that cancel flights out of west african countries being infected by the deadly virus. here in the united states, delta says it is monitoring the situation. in the uk, health officials say several people are now quarantined after returning from africa, they are being watched closely. this has spread so fast that the world health agency has called an emergency two-day meeting starting in geneva, they could declare it a public health emergency. government officials in liberia, sierra leone and guinea enforcing widespread quaranti quarantines, closing schools. as of this morning, there are 1,603 suspected or confirmed cases of ebola.
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887 of those patients have died. time for an "early start" on your money. market jitters back in full force. stocks down once again. asian shares ending the day lower there. in europe, stocks are much lower. here in the united states, ahead of the open, futures are pointing slightly higher this morning after an ugly day on wall street. the dow lost almost 1% after record highs were were just seeing. why? a lot of it having to do with renewed fears that russia will invade ukraine. a russian criminal ring has stolen 1.2 billion online passwords. the massive collection of credentials was discovered by hold security firm, that is a firm based out of milwaukee. this is likely the largest data breach stolen from more than 420,000 websites.
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the criminals have mostly used those passwords to send spam for advertisements trying to sell different things. what's interesting, john, they say, at least according to all of these reports, they really haven't broken into people's bank accounts. >> they're sending spam? >> they're sending spam for things different drugs they're trying to sell, medications, et cetera. >> crime to annoy you. 14 minutes after the hour, happening now -- is russia readying to invade ukraine? troops lining the border this morning. we're live with the very latest after the break.
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huge concerns this morning on the russia/ukraine border. russian troops assembling thousands as moscow declares eastern ukraine is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. ukrainian forces now converging on donetsk.
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keeping their work from crash site 17. this as they freeze the assets of dozens russians connected to the conflict in ukraine. i want to bring in nick paton walsh live from donetsk right now in ukraine. nick, these russian troops massing on the border, a lot of concern? >> reporter: well, john, they're not enough in number to occupy parts of the eastern ukraine as many had been concerned that might be the kremlin's game plan that might have been what it was. but they are certainly enough in words of one official to seriously interfere in what's happening here in eastern ukrainian. special logistics, anti-aircraft armor, anything you might need to change the tide of what's happened here in eastern ukraine which has set the merchants on their back. last night in the city center, we heard exchange of gunfire near where i'm standing a few
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blocks away. hours earlier, explosion, in the distance. it's all this according to officials and residents that the ukrainian army is advancing in that direction, certainly was trying to yesterday. two killed as they made those moves. the question really is does moscow sit back and let the separatist insurgency here that many say has organized let them in fact step back or even crushed by the ukrainian military, that's how people are looking at the number of russian troops on the border from 12,000 to 20,000 in just one week. tense days ahead, john. >> any signs what the intentions might be, nick? >> reporter: not at this stage. i would be surprised personally if the russians openly intervene. they're making a lot of noise about a humanitarian catastrophe. yes, there are a lot of people fleeing the city because obviously, moscow supporting an army in fighting the ukrainian military. so, yes, there's a war for many to flee here.
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when they start talking about humanitarian catastrophes is that laying the groundwork for their eye morally to intervene in what they would call peacekeepers to occupy an invasion force? we'll have to wait to see. moscow in a difficult situation. it's created an appetite, network, tv networks telling of the threat, the fascism in ukraine. and the kremlin is often forced to be tougher than their own pop agenda. we have to see important they succumb to that or intervene. >> i think that is the intent. are they laying the rhetorical groundwork for greater intervention. nick paton walsh live in donetsk. thanks so much, nick. coming up next on "early start," homes breaking into pieces this morning. a neighborhood evacuated as a landslide moves in. dramatic new video next. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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told -- sorry, look at that. homeowners say they were told they were safe. >> last night, all of these people came to the home at 10:30, said, no, you're fine. you can stay here. we weren't fine. people that have experienced landslides know what's happening. >> wow. the slide hit after severe thunderstorms rocked this area. the city plans to declare a state of emergency to seek federal help for these residents. >> imagine, a lot of them probably at home when that happened. also this, a huge cleanup under way in the las vegas valley. torrential downpours over the last few days triggered these devastating floods. airmen from the air force baseballed in save the stranded drivers. video like this, scenes like this playing out across the area. >> oh, my god! that car is -- >> get out! get out! hurry!
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>> always amazing to me, people can film this while things like this are happening. in terms of the cleanup of mudslides and flooding could last for days. incredibly, thankfully, no injuries have been reported in all of this. 26 minutes after the hour right now, silence over gooz for now, a temporary truce between hamas and israel is holding for a second day. but what is the status of the peace discussions. negotiators in cairo this morning. we'll take you there right after the break. female announcer: sunday's your last chance to save big
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a temporary truce holding in gaza for now. now on the second dave a cease-fire between hamas and israel but how long can it lasting peace be worked out? negotiators from both sides gathering in cairo this morning. we'll take you there live in just a moment. a u.s. general gunned down in afghanistan. ambushed at a military academy in kabul. this attack raising concerns about the safety of troops overseas. we're live with the very latest. as, the ebola outbreak, the virus raging across western africa this morning. communities quarantined airlines banning travel. this as the second infected american gets treated here in the united states. we'll get you an update on their conditions. welcome back to "early start," everyone, i'm poppy harlow in for christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. we want to welcome those in the
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united states and around the world. silence in gaza. the second cease-fire under way. all is quiet between israel and hamas. the people of gaza slow emerging from the ruins. the israeli troops are gone. now comes the real challenge, talks to build a lasting peace that will start soon in egypt. that is where we signed our reza sayah live in gaza. reza, what's the status of the discussions? >> reporter: we just talked to a member of the palestinian ze delegation,py tells cnn, they haven't started talking yet. but we do know the israeli delegation is here. it's slowly moving forward. the israelis arrived over night. the palestinians arrived over the weekend. we do have word about the format about the arrangements of the talks. according to a senior official here in egypt. these are not go to be direct
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talks, in other words, you're not going to have the israelis sitting across the table from palestinians. these are going to be indirect. in one location, israelis talking to egyptians. in another location in cairo, the palestinians talking to the egyptians. and the egyptian, the go-between between shuttling between back and forth between these two groups. obviously on the agenda an immediate cease-fire to the current conflict. much of the world wants more. they want a permanent truce. one of the people calling for that is the paul kronview, he's the head of the u.n. agency. he's what he had to say. >> a cease-fire is not enough. it is essential because it's life-saving and it was needed now. but we cannot have the situation in gaza simply returned to the pre-existing conditions of the blockade. this was already unsustainable
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before this conflict, and it will be worse because of the destruction of property, infrastructure and the loss of life that has occurred during this conflict. >> reporter: that was pierre krahenbuhl making reference to some of the demands of the palestinians. some of hamas' demands obviously israel has demands too, john. history has shown that these two sides have both failed when it comes to compromising in the talks. >> and reza, both countries obviously pushing for something more lasting as well. they don't want just the pause in the fighting they had after 2009, 2012. a very positive development, at least that all the parties there are. our reza sayah live in cairo, thanks so much. the u.s. military officials reeling from the loss of a two-star general, general harold green is the highest ranking u.s. officer to die in a war zone since the vietnam war. he was killed at a military academy in kabul by a man
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believed to be an afghan soldier. more than a dozen other coalition soldiers were wounded in that attack. despite this incident, u.s. military officials insist afghan sources are ready to take over security in that country for themselves. >> the afghan national security forces continue to perform at a very strong level of competence and confidence and warfare capability. they have had a good year, securing not one but two national elections. >> anna coren is tracking the latest developments from hong kong. anna, we saw so much of this in 2012 and it was devastating. and they really increased the vetting process in terms of who was serving and being trained by americans in terms of the afghan forces. and now this happens as the u.s. prepares to wind down and eventually pull out by 2016. how does this change the equation? >> reporter: yeah, look, it's absolutely devastating. and i think that's what's so difficult for everybody to
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fathom, is that this general, the most -- the highest ranking u.s. officer to die in the war in afghanistan. killed just months before the majority of forces withdraw from afghanistan. and complete their 34igs. major general harold green. he's 55 years old. he was there with a group of other senior american senior american coalition forces outside of kabul. it was a routine inspection. something they often do. and shortly after they arrived, an afghan soldier fired a machine gun from a year building, spraying the group with bullets. killing the major general. and as you say, injuring more than a dozen others. now, officials say that this was an afghan soldier who fired that machine gun. this wasn't a member of the taliban. and i think that is what is extremely frightening. this is somebody that the
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americans were working with. they're training, they're assisting these people and for them to turn on them like this is just crushing. just really destroys and undermines everything that has been worked towards the last 13 years. he was killed shortly after by forces. the taliban, of course, have come out and said he isn't one of theirs, but they have praised him as a hero, obviously for the family of major general green, they're heartbroken and devastated. let's now listen to what the family spokesperson had to say. >> he really believed in what he was doing over there. and was really proud to serve. and the family has asked that i pass along that they believe that the army as well as afghanistan and america has lost a true hero. >> reporter: you know, poppy, i was in afghanistan in april for the first round of elections. and yes, the afghan military forces certainly did a great job in providing security, but that
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was for one day. we heard from rear admiral kirby a little earlier briefing that the afghan forces can stand on their own two feet once the u.s. withdraws. but i can tell you the reality on the ground is very, very different. there are real concerns that once the americans pull out, that this could all fall apart. and that all the blood and treasure that has been spent, all the hard work, everything that has been built, all the progress made over the last 13 years, will be loft, poppy. >> yeah, a big, big question there. very troubling. and our hearts go out to his entire family. what a devastating loss. anna coren, thank you. 37 minutes after the hour. the second american stricken with the ebola virus back in the united states and getting treatment. nancy writebol was airlifted out of liberia and is in the same hospital as dr. kent brantly. her family now hopeful that she will pull through. let's get more from cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta.
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>> reporter: well, the family of the second patient infected with ebola feels that she now has a fighting chance. he was medevacked out of monrovia, liberia, arrived here wednesday. and she was quite sick a couple days prior. i want you to listen to how her husband described the situation to bruce johnson. >> a week ago, he said, we were thinking about the possible funeral arrangements. yet, we kept our faith. now, we have a real reason to be hopeful. >> reporter: now, part of that hope may come in the form of this experimental therapy that she received. it is something known as zmapp. it's a monoclonal antibody. she received two doses while in liberia. the first dose that didn't have a dramatic impact on her as her colleague dr. kent brantly but the second dose did have an
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improvement making her stable enough to actually fly here. she's going to be in the same isolation ward as dr. brantly. and the doctor is going to assess how much damage this has had on her body, assess her heart, kidney, lungs, her liver. she is going to get the third of those three doses of zmapp on wednesday that that's according to doctors in consultation with the mih and the fda. it's too early to determine how things are going to go but doctors are optimistic about her recovery overall. she's going to see her family. when they do get a chance to see her, it's go to be through this glass wall because she's in isolation. they'll be able to see her and talk to her because she'll have an intercom and phone in her room. we'll have more details. as we get them, we'll bring them to you. back to you for now.
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>> thank you, dr. sanjay gupta for that. when you look at the big picture, the ebola outbreak is quickly spiraling. british airways becoming the second airline to cancel flights out of west african countries can impacted by the deadly virus. here in the united states, delta airlines said it's monitoring the situation. in the uk, health officials have confirmed several people are quarantined with suspected cases, possibly ebola after returning from west africa. they're being watched closely. the disease is spreading so fast, the u.n. health agency is calling an emergency two-day meeting starting today in geneva. they could declare the outbreak a public health emergency. health officials in guinea, sierra leone enforcing widespread quarantines, closing schools. there are 1,603 suspected or confirmed case of ebola.
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887 of those patients have died. intelligence officials in the united states trying to find at least one new leaker who is exposing government secrets. as first reported by cnn, government officials want to know who leaked documents about terror suspects. they were dated from last august. and appeared in a story in the news website intercept. nsa leaker edward snowden had already flooded the country at the time the documents were written. so the suspicion is that it was someone else, someone new. time for an early start on your money. market jitters back in full force. stocks are down. asian stocks ending the day lower. in europe right now, midday trading stocks are much lower. here in the united states ahead of the open, futures are pointing slightly higher. we had an ugly day on wall street yesterday. the dow lost 140 points that's almost 1%. down to its lowest level since may. why this happening? a lot of it because of global tensions. new fear that russia may invade ukraine, that is ral eye willing
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markets across the globe. also a big head line in the cybersecurity world this morning. a russian criminal ring has stolen 1.2 billion online passwords. >> one, two, three, four -- five. >> a lot. a lot. the credentials discovered by hold security is likely the largest ever. >> what they managed to accomplish, and it's global, how they managed to accomplish, is just mind-boggling. these hackers managed to overrun a virus computer network that broke into 400,000 websites. >> that was alex holden who runs the security firm out of milwaukee who actually discovered this. no word on which companies are affected. they're not making that public. he did say this ranged from huge
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household name websites, et cetera, to smaller websites. so far, they haven't tried to get into people's bank account which is is interesting. they're using this information, believe it or not, largely to send e-mails. >> massive theft designed to annoy. you. >> i know. >> but it's crazy. >> it just shows how unprotectable we are like you with one, two, three, four, five password. >> but it's not abc or 1, 1, 1. more raging between pro-russian military this morning with the new threat, is russia ready to move in? we're live with what's happening right now.
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all eyes on ukraine this morning as fears mount, russia may be planning a large-scale invasion. thousands of russian troops assembling on the brother as officials in moscow declare eastern ukraine as on the verge of a, quote, humanitarian catastrophe. ukrainian forces now advancing on donetsk. they're keeping international investigators from finishing their work at the crash site mh-17. this as japan announces new sanctions against months cow, including the freezing of assets and dozens of russians connected to conflict in ukraine. let's go straight to nick paton walsh live from donetsk. nick, for our viewers who didn't see your reports last night. it was incredible. barely could have the lights on,
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having to whisper because the shooting and the fighting is just blocks from where you are. has this situation improved at all? >> reporter: it's very quiet this morning. again, normal life resuming. strange, the hours we saw last night, we heard explosions in the distance. and then as you say, yes, just a few blocks from where we are, what certainly must have been an exchange of fire between two. giving the suggestion that perhaps they thought the militants, separatist militants of the ukrainian army was very close indeed. now, we know that they are advancing over my shoulder over the hill there that you can't quite see. two dead in fighting there, shelling they're moving as close as they can. apparently not much of a presence on the streets so far this morning but it just increases the moment where many fear we'll see fighting more openly on the streets here in central donetsk. separatist militants edgy. and, of course, that raises the question what does moscow do? they have now double in a week
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the forces on the streets. article till larry armor very mobile. as one put it the capacity to seriously intervene here in eastern ukraine. i think most people recognize there aren't enough troops there to actually occupy part of this country. society kremlin faces a decision, do they risk western sanctions? and support openly on the ground the separatist militants they've armed and backed from the beginning? or do they let go advance to the ukrainian army that's taking ground extremely fast. poppy. >> nick, i'm glad things are calmer there than they were last night. ten minutes to the hour right now. we have dramatic new video to show you this morning. a woman stranded in a raging flood as her car swept into the water comes barreling toward her. we'll tell you what happens next. right after the break.
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a huge cleanup under way right now in the las vegas valley torrential downpours over the last three days triggered these danger floods. rescue crews as well as airmen from the air force base called in to save stranded drivers there. you have dramatic scenes like this playing out all over the city. >> wow. >> oh, my god! that car is -- >> get out! get out! hurry!
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>> so the cleanup from all of these mudslides and this flooding could last days. luckily, no injuries reported. also, cars emerged in albany, new york, flash flooding pouring through that city on tuesday, leaving several hundred people without power. many residents forced to come to grips with the fact that they have lost everything. >> it's unreal. that's the word. it's very unreal. >> by the time i get back to my car, open the door up, the water was coming up and flooded me. >> my closet in the bedroom it went all the way up to my knees. >> the red cross had to set up a shelter in a local middle school there. it's going to remain open for, of course, as long as needed. those are so dramatic from that flash flooding. also this morning, two giant wireless carriers they were look fog merge now. no merger, deal off. >> say it ain't so. >> it is so. an "early start" on your money
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welcome were back. time now for an early start on "your money." fears over the growing crisis in ukraine really rattling markets across the globe. asian stocks ending the day lower. in europe, midday trading stocks are much lower. here in the united states, ahead of the open, futures have turned down slightly. an ugly day on wall street yesterday. the dow lost 140 points almost 1%, it's now at its lowest level since may. it's a big week of potential mergers frankly falling apart. sprint has given up trying to acquire t-mobile. this would have acquired the
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third largest providers. it was, of course, attracting a lot of attention from antitrust regulators and according to "the wall street journal" sprint is standing down because of all of those potential legal hurdles. sprint and t-mobile shares are both down steeply ahead of the open here. also a mega media merger that could have been apparently is not going to be. rupert murdoch withdrew his bid from time warner. 21st century fox is not thrilled about murm murdoch too much. 21st century fox
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happening now, a truce takes hold in gaza. the second day of a temporary cease-fire between hamas and israel intact for now. but can a more permanent peace actually be worked out? we'll take you live to gaza for the latest developments. a u.s. general gunned down in afghanistan. an insider attack catching the victims by surprise. this ambush raises new concerns over american troops overseas. and the ebola outbreak second infected american back in the united states being treated with an experimental serum. as the virus rages across africa. we'll tell what you has been done to try to contain and eventually stop this contagion. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm poppy harlow in for christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. the wednesday, august 6th, 5:00 a.m., we begin with peace,
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relatively speaking in gaza. foot-hour cease-fire now in its second day and saul quiet between israel and hamas. the peep in gaza emerging from the ruins. the israeli troops are gone. the tricky part now making this all stick. talks to build a more lasting peace. they will soon get started in cairo. the delegations have all arrived that city now. john vause live from gaza this morning, john, people are literally picking up the pieces of their lives. >> reporter: absolutely, john, gaza has not been this quiet. many hoping that the negotiations come up with a more permanent end to the fighting. in the meantime, there are pressing issues here for the people of gaza. among them electricity. israelis are now repairing the transmission lines that supply
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most of gaza with electricity. those transmission lines were damaged weeks ago when the fighting first started. and after gaza's only power plant took a direct hit last week, most of the 1.7 million people who live here have been living without electricity. and the hospitals living on generators. work is trying to repair the sanitation systems as well as the underground water pipes. all of those have been damaged by the israeli offensive. the red cross with medical splice and temporary housing units. about 10,000 homes here have been either been destroyed or badly damaged. of course, this work continues. and it is relief work, not reconstruction work because any talk of rebuilding here will depend on what happens at those talks in cairo, john. >> reza sayah tells us, john that both sides if cairo and egypt will meet with an intermediary, they'll work with both sides separately.
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but we also hear there's and 20. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. and what we've seen here in gaza, as this military offensive has dragged on, as it's gone on longer than any other israeli military offensive against militants in gaza ever before, and the more bloodshed, the more death, the more destruction, the more people seem to dig in. the more they say they want all of this to show for something. they don't want it to return to how it was before the violence began. they say they need this economic blockade which israel has imposed on gaza for the past seven years. they want that to be lift otherwise, they say everything that has happened here for the last 28, 29 days will be for nothing. so they want the borders reopened. they want to be able to have trade. hamas is demandsing that the airports be reopened.
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they want a seaport. the israelis say that is not realistic. part of those negotiations will be trying to lift the economic sanctions or blockade, whatever you want to call it. and there does seem to be growing recognition there does have to be some easing up on that respect. on the israeli side that easing up can only happen while they can guarantee security. in the storm term, they want to make hour hamas doesn't get a chance to rearm. and in the long term, they want to make sure gaza does not demilitarize. they have to find a formula that meets both of those goals. and if they do come up with that then they have to try to find some way to make it stick. john. >> a lot of pleasure on the palestinian authority. john vause, thanks so much. a two-star general killed in afghanistan is the highest ranking officer to die in a war zone since the war in vietnam. general harold green gunned down in kabul by a man believed to be
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an afghan soldier. more than a dozen other coalition soldiers were wounded including many americans. despite the incident, u.s. military officials are insisting that the afghan forces are ready to take over security for themselves. >> afghan national security forces continue to perform at a very strong level of competence and confidence. and warfare capability. they have had a good year securing not one, but two national elections. >> anna coren is tracking the latest developments live from hong kong this morning. it's heartbreaking, devastating, someone who served 34 years for this country. as john was saying earlier, put his head down, did his work and did an extraordinary job by all accounts. what can you tell us about him and what we know so far about this attack? >> well, poppy, the other thing about major general harold green is that he believed in this mission. while so many others, you know, have become disillusioned with what's going on in afghanistan because it is america's longest war. it's dragged on for some 13
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years. he believed in what he was doing. he was there trying to help the afghans build up their military, their security forces. and it was an afghan soldier that took major general harold green's life. he was there in a routine inspection of a military academy on the outskirts of kabul along with a dozen senior american officers when this afghan soldier opened machine gunfire from a nearby building, spraying them with bullets. killing the major general, wounding more than a dozen other soldiers. now interestingly enough, this man was not a member of the taliban. he was not an insurgent. the taliban have even come out and said he was not one of ours, however, they have described his actions as heroic. i think what is so devastating we saw a space is of these green on blue attacks. these eye insider taxi back in 2012 when dozens of coalition forces were killed in these sort
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of attacks. as a result there was a crackdown on the vetting process of afghan soldiers and police to make sure they could weed out any taliban sympathizers or plots. unfortunately, in this case, it would seem that this after began soldier, disgruntled having a bad day, who knows but he opened fire. his intention was to kill americans. obviously that comes as a crushing blow for the u.s. mission. it is within months of pulling out of afghanistan. yes, there will be a residual force of some 10,000 troops up to sustain. between now and the end of the year there will be still be u.s. forces in afghanistan after the shooting. general dunford called all u.s. soldiers back to base. obviously, there are concerns there could be more attacks. this shooting, you know, will give other people who are disgruntled ideas. so it will be interesting to see
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how this plays out. you know, from what we can understand, hopefully, what has been gained in the last 13 years. and hate for anything to be lost as a result of this attack. >> and the officials saying that, you know, this does not weaken the connection and the partnership between u.s. forces and afghan forces but as our barbara starr was pointing out as news was breaking last night. it's also a delicate balance to strike showing afghan forces that our soldiers on ground trust them but also protecting themselves. anna coren live in hong kong, thank you. eight minutes after the hour right now. a second american infected with the ebola virus is back in the united states. nancy writebol airlifted out of liberia now admitted to emory hospital in atlanta it.
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she's being treated in the same isolation ward as her colleague dr. kent brantly. let's get more from cnn's chief mold correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. >> reporter: well, the family of the second patient infected with ebola feels that she now has a fighting chance. he was medevacked out of monrovia, liberia, arrived here wednesday. and she was quite sick a couple days prior. in fact, i want you to listen to how her husband described the situation to sim usa president dr. bruce johnson. >> a week ago, he said, we were thinking about the possible funeral arrangements. yet, we kept our faith. now, we have a real reason to be hopeful. >> reporter: now, part of that hope may come in the form of this experimental therapy that she received. it is something known as zmapp. it's a monoclonal antibody. and she received two doses while she was in liberia. the first dose didn't have as
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a dramatic impact on her as her colleague dr. kent brantly but the second dose did have an improvement making her stable enough to actually fly here. she's in the hospital right behind me. she's going to be some the same isolation ward as dr. brantly. and the doctors are going to asset how much impact this has had on her body. assess her heart, kidney, lungs, her liver. she is going to get the third of those three doses of zmapp on wednesday that that's according to doctors in consultation with the mih and the fda. it is too early to tell how things are going to go forrer in the long run. although again, doctors here pretty optimistic about her recovery overall. she's also expected to see her family. many of her family members haven't seen her in some time. when they do get a chance to see her, it's go to be through this glass wall because she's in isolation. they'll be able to see her and talk to her because she'll have an intercom and a phone in her room.
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we're going to get more details on her recovery over the next couple days and as we get them, we'll certainly bring them to you. back to you for now. >> our thanks to dr. sanjay gupta for that. looking at this big picture, the ebola outbreak is having an impact. british airways the first airline to cancel flights. deltale airlines is monitoring the situation. in the uk health officials confirm several people are quarantined with suspected cases of ebola after returning from west africa. and this disease is spread sewing quickly the u.n. health agency has called an emergency two-day meeting starting today in geneva. they could call the outbreak a public health emergency. authorities in guinea, sierra leone are quarantining and closing schools and tracking the movements of citizens infected. as of this morning, 1,103
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suspected cases exist. 887 of those patients have died. looking like there's a new government leaker. this is first reported by cnn. government officials are trying to figure out who leaked documents about terror suspects. these were dated last august and appeared in the news intercept. remember, edward snowden had already fled the country at the time these documents were written. time for an early start on "your money." asian stocks ending lower. and much lower in midday trading here 80 united states futures pointed lower ahead of the open. after a very ugly day yesterday on wall street. the dow losing 140 points that's almost 1%. now at its lowest level since may. renewed fears that russia will invade ukraine continue to rattle markets across the globe.
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also this story making big headlines this morning. a russian criminal ring has stolen 1.2 billion online passwords. >> that's a lot of passwords. >> it's a huge collection of credentials discovered out of a security firm out of milwaukee called hold security. they say it looks like the largest ever stolen. big name websites and also small websites. the criminals, very interestingly, john and i can't get our head around this. they're not using this yet for bank accounts, financial information. really to send these promotional e-mails trying to sell things. however what the head of hold security did tell us in an interview last night they believe they were gearing up for something bigger. >> something bigger is what's scary here. right now they're spamming us. >> right, it doesn't know it's been fixed or they've been stopped. 13 minutes after the hour, homes breaking into pieces this morning. this is unbelievable video. a neighborhood evacuated as a
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imagine being home and that happens. the slide hit after here thunderstorms doused that area. that city plans to declare a state of emergency. they're going to ask for federal help to help the residents. a huge cleanup under way in las vegas valley. torrential downpours over the last three days triggered huge flooding. rescue crews from the air force base called in to save drivers. dramatic scenes playing out all over. >> oh, my god, that car is -- >> get out! get out! hurry! >> cleanup from all of these mudslides and flooding could last days. the lucky thing here, no reported injuries. >> and also cars underwater in albany, new york, flash floods running through that city on tuesday, leaving several hundred people without power. others forced to come to grips with the fact that they've lost a lot.
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>> it's unreal. that's the word. it's very unreal. >> by the time i get back to my car, open the door up, the water's coming up and flooded me. >> my closet in the bedroom, it went all the way up to my knees. >> well, the red cross set up a shelter in the local middle school there. they're going to keep it open as long as they need to, wow, terrible flooding across the country. >> the big news is what is coming next. indra petersons has a look at the forecast. >> good morning, it's summertime. i want to talk about sunshine, right. we see that monsoonal moisture out west. noticing temperatures mild in the morning hours, we go to the afternoon, most of us are where we should be. it's deceiving, it looks like it's going to stay dry, but we know there's still more showers in the forecast today. more focusing on the eastern half of the country watching kind of the ohio valley in the northeast as this frontal boundary lays across. notice two lows on the system, both of those bringing chances
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for scattered showers. watch as it plays out really starts to improve as you go towards the weekend in the northeast. notice this sags towards the southeast as we go closer towards friday. with that, heavy amounts of rain going to be concentrated in the midwest. making their way down. 2 to 4 inches expected in st. louis and nashville over the next several days. this is going to be the new focus region. get news is, we no longer have that around the st. louis area. that is an improvement from yesterday's forecast. also a heads-up, bertha, just where it is, still way offshore, this is the sign giving you that it's going to stay offshore. the forecast makes its way offshore. keep in mind, hawaii, though, two systems making their way. >> shouldn't you be in hawaii on assignment? you know what, if you can pitch that for me, i'm there. coming up. the glass ceiling shattered in the nba. the world champion san antonio
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the world champion san antonio spurs made an historic move today hiring becky hammon as the first ever full-time paid 15 mail assistant coach in the nba. >> good stuff, andy scholes has more in the "bleacher report" this morning. so berman's telling andy he's not exactly the first, but the first paid. >> good thing she's paid. come on. >> that's right, back in 2001,
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lisa bowyer was with the cavs, and she was just come and go as you please. and you can hang out with us but you're not going to get paid. this time, hammon is going to get paid. the spurs are known as the most progressive team in the nba. and it's going to happen after hammon wraps up her 16th wnba season this summer. and then joining gregg popovich. hammon will be the first ever full-time paid female assistant in the nba. she sustained practices and film sessions and now it's led to a permanent job. >> i'm a little overwhelmed right now to be perfectly honest. and just -- it's as great as it is, this opportunity, it's also incredibly humbling at the same time. so, feeling a lot of emotions, but those would probably just be the two driving forces, just thankful and just humbled.
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>> the three-way series in l.a. providing exciting late action. albert pujols takes brian wilson deep for his 21st home run of the year. runners on first and third. the chopper, tries to go home but taking a bad throw. the dodgers get the walkoff win 5-4. this year's big equivalent transaction at the deadline, david price making his debut at yankee stadium. he was on his game striking out ten in 8 2/3 innings. price did not factor into the decision but his team still got the win. alex avia with a solo home run in the tenth inning. tigers beat the yankees 4-3. trending on bleacherreport.com this morning, will tiger woods play in the final of this year? that's the question. tiger withdrew from bridgestone
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a temporary truce holding in gaza now in the second day of the cease-fire between hamas and israel. can some kind of longer lasting peace deal be worked out? both sides gathering in cairo this morning. we have new information from there. we'll take you live ahead. also, a u.s. general gunned down in afghanistan. ambushed in a military academy in kabul, the attack raising concerns about the safety of our troops overseas this morning. we're live with the very latest on that. ebola outbreak. this virus raging across africa this morning. airlines banning travel. this as the second infected american gets treated here in the united states. all an update on their conditions just ahead. welcome back to "early start," everyone. great to see you, i'm john
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berman. >> i'm poppy harlow in for christine romans. 31 minutes past 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. we begin with u.s. military officials rheeing from the assassination of a two-star general this morning. general harold greene is the highest ranking officer to die in a war zone since the conflict in vietnam. he was killed in a military academy in kabul by a man believed to be an afghan soldier. more than a dozen other coalition soldiers were wounded, many of them americans. >> u.s. military officials insist is that afghan forces are ready to take over security for themselves. >> the afghan national security forces continue to perform at a very strong level of confidence and competence. and warfare capability. they have had a good year securing not one, but two national elections. >> anna coren is be traing the latest developments for us live from hong kong this morning. anna, this is quite a blow for the u.s. military? >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, john. and the reason it is such a blow
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is that the u.s. is just months away from withdrawing the majority of their troops from afghanistan. this is america's longest war. 13 years is how long america has been in afghanistan. so, the death of major general greene you know, just such a blow, in afghanistan, and such a real dent in morale for the troops who have to stay on. of course, there will be that residual force of 2,000 who stay on past the end of this year. major general greene he was there at this military academy with a group of senior american officers. this afghan soldier opened fire with a machine gun spraying the group with bullets, killing the major general. and as you say, injuring more than a dozen. some of them quite serious. obviously, the forces returned fire. the afghan soldier was killed immediately but he was a
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soldier. he was not a member of the taliban. he wasn't an insurgent. working together to get the afghan security forces to where they need to be so they can take on the enormous job that lies ahead. so he was -- from we understand, this is a man who has been through the stringent procedures. there was obviously a space of attacks back in 2012 in which dozens of coalition forces were killed on these green on blue attacks, insider attacks, and that's why they cracked down with the vetting process. this soldier was vetted. so, obviously, a real blow, a real concern, too, for the remaining forces on the ground. the commander general dunford ordered all the troops back to their bases to make sure there aren't any attacks or
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disgruntled soldiers. the taliban while they have said he is not one of theirs they have described this soldier as a hero. for the family of major greene, they are heartbroken. >> they believed in what he was doing over there and was really proud to serve. the family has asked that i pass along that they believe that the army, as well as afghanistan and america has lost a true hero. >> reporter: now, as we heard from rear admiral kirby a little bit earlier saying that the afghan forces are ready to stand on their own two feet. giving you an example of the elections. i was there in april for the first round of elections. yes, they did a great job on that particular day but it's not just one day. we're talking months and years. that's the concern, can they stand on their own two feet and make sure afghanistan never becomes a haven for terrorists again, john. >> and a lot of concerns in the big picture. on a smaller scale, our heart
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goes out to that family, thanks, anna. there is relative violence in war-ravaged gaza. the people of gaza, slowly emerging from the ruins, trying to go back to homes, to the market. israeli forces now out. no more ground forces in gaza. talks to build a lasting peace. those talks are starting very soon in egypt. our raieza sayah is live. reza, we did get an update in terms of where israeli and palestinian representatives are in terms of starting these discussions. >> reporter: yeah, poppy, we spoke to a palestinian delegate who is in cairo, and according to this delegate full-scale talks have yet to get under way. this delegate tells cnn he
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expects to hear back from the egyptians some time this afternoon. we do know, both sides are here right now. israelis arrived last night. the palestinian delegation has been in cairo since over the weekend. the state is set for the talks to move forward. we do have details, the format, the arrangement of these talks. according to a senior government official these are not going to be direct talks. in other words, these are not going to be a scenario where you'll have israelis and palestinians sitting across the table from one another. this is going to be indirect talks. where in one location of cairo you'll have israelis talks to egyptians. and in a separate location you'll have palestinians talking to egyptian officials. egypt is going to be the go-between, the messenger, if you will. on the table, obviously, an end to the current conflict. but much of the world wants more. they want a permanent truce. one of the people calling for that is pierre krahenbuhl. he's the head of the u.n. works
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agency. here's what he had to say. >> a cease-fire in itself is not enough. it is essential because it's life-saving and it was needed now. but we cannot have the situation in gaza simply returned to the pre-existingics cans of the blockade. this was already unsustainable before this conflict, and it will be worse because of the destruction of property, infrafracture and the loss of life that has occurred during this conflict. >> reporter: that was pierre krahnebuhl. both sides must compromise. we'll see if that happens any different this time. >> and people want the borders opened among other things.
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and israel has been calling for a total demilitarization of hamas. strong on both sides. we hope it can happen. the question is, can it and as we see the talks getting under way shortly. reza, thank you. meantime, the second american stricken with the ebola virus is back in the united states and getting much needed treatment. missionary nancy writebol airlifted out of liberia and is in is now in emory hospital in atlanta. we get more from our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. >> reporter: well, the family of the second patient infected with ebola feels that she now has a fighting chance. she was medevaced out f monrovia, liberia, arrived here wednesday. and she was quite sick a couple days prior. i want you to listen to how her husband described the situation to sim usa president dr. bruce johnson. >> a week ago, he said, we were
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thinking about the possible funeral arrangements. yet, we kept our faith. now, we have a real reason to be hopeful. >> reporter: now, part of that hope may come in the form of this experimental therapy that she received. it is something known as zmapp. it's a monoclonal antibody. and she received two doses while she was in liberia. the first dose didn't have as dramatic impact on her as it did on her dleeg dr. kecolleague dr brantly but the second dose did have an improvement making her stable enough to actually fly here. she's going to be in the same isolation ward as dr. brantly. and the doctors are going to assess how much damage this has had on her body, assess her heart, kidney, lungs, her liver. and she is going to get the third of those three doses of that zmapp on wednesday. that's according to emory
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university doctors who have been in consultation with the mih and the fda. it's too early to determine how things are going to go but doctors are optimistic about her recovery overall. she is also expected to see her family. many of her family members haven't seen her in sometime. when they do get a chance to see her, it's going to be through this glass wall because she's in isolation. they'll be able to see her and talk to her because she'll have an intercom and a phone in her room. we're going to get more details on her recovery over the next couple days, and as we get them, we'll kernel bring them to you. back to you for now. >> thank you, sanjay. we look forward to getting details. british airways becoming the second airline to cancel flights out of the west africa infected by the deadly virus. here in the united states, delta airlines said it's monitoring the situation. in the uk, several people quarantined. they're looking at their cases.
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these patients returned from west africa. they're being watched very closely right now. this disease is spreading so fast the u.n. health agency has called an emergency two-day meeting starting in geneva. they could declare the outbreak an international public health emergency. government officials in liberia, sierra leone and guinea now enforcing widespread quarantine. 887 patients have died. very high mortality rate. we have dramatic new video to show you this morning. a woman stranded in a raging flood as the car comes just barreling towards her. what happens next. and when will this rain stop? indra petersons tracking what you need to know for the weather today right after the break. d on the cover. here we go... woah!
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injured. >> wow. >> indra petersons has a look at your forecast. we've been wowing at this video all morning. it came fast and furious. people were driving in their cars and couldn't get out. >> the perfect video to show you only takes six inches of water. two feet of water, i say it all the time. even a large suv just sweeps downriver. that's after the case after the monsoonal moisture continues to flow in the desert southwest. big difference in the picture today. see all of this brown, that is dry air filling in. they continue to get the relief under way. trying to get the cleanup efforts done. not really the case if you head to the northwest or mideast. notice you see the cold front hanging around. a couple lows cruising around the frontal boundaries. a handful of rain fall in st. louis, ohio valley, northeastward getting more on the scattered showers. if you want to see how it lays out the next several days you'll actually see that frontal
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killed a u.s. general. officials believe he was shot by an afghan soldier, someone who is supposed to be an ally, obviously. how did he get so close? how did he get through the vetting process? why did this happen? does that mean anything for our strategy in afghanistan? we'll get very deep with experts who know what they're talking about this, john and poppy. >> sounds like a good show, chris, look forward to it. thanks so much. coming up here next on "early start," government secrets exposed by someone on the inside. we're not talking about edward snowden this time. we're talking about someone else. perhaps is sounds like following in his footsteps. the details straight ahead. [ female announcer ] this allergy season,
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welcome back to "early start." let's get an early start on "your money" this morning. fears over the growing crisis in ukraine continue to rattle markets around the globe. asian stocks end the day lower in europe, stocks are also really impacted. down heavily in midday trading and u.s. futures here are pointing lower as well this morning. this follows an ugly bay on wall street yesterday. the dow lost 140 points, almost 1%. the nasdaq and s&p ending the day lower. the lowest since may in downed industrials. also a potential mega media merger not happening, rupert murdoch withdrawing his bid for time warner, the parent company of cnn. 21st century fox owners were not thrilled because they were worried that murdoch was going up his bid and they felt maybe bid too much. a dip in stock price along with time warner's refusal to cooperate caused murdoch to back down. 21st century fox shares did bounce higher on that news.
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before the opening bell, time warner shares down 10%. john wasn't paying attention at all. >> those shares about to go up right now because "new day" starts going right about now. happening now -- peace talks under way. israeli officials now in egypt, informal talks with palestinians set to begin today. a temporary cease-fire is holding, but where do they go from here? we'll take you live to egypt and jerusalem. new details on the shooting of an american general by an afghan soldier. his murder by a supposeded ally raising new questions about how safe american forces are over there. hacked. a new report shows that russian hackers have stolen more than a billion, yes, billion, internet user names from popular websites. what are they going to do with
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them and how safe is your information? >> your "new day" starts right now. good morning. welcome to "new day." it is wednesday, august 6, 6:00 in the east. here's the good news. the israeli and palestinian factions are in cairo this morning looking for what has alluded them for generations, compromise. the concern is whether this is as good as it gets as the two sides are very far apart on acceptable conditions for a permanent peace agreement. >> the process is off to a slow start though and face-to-face talks, they aren't even expected since israel will not speak directly with islamic jihad. two days remain in the crease fire between the multiple sides, the two sides really, i guess. for more on this let's get live to jake tapper live on jerusalem on ground with us for more. jake, what are you seeing? >> good morning, kate. the clock is t

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